EA, NCAA Video Game Likeness Class Action Settlement

Electronic Arts Inc., Collegiate Licensing Company and the National Collegiate Athletic Association have reached a class action settlement over allegations they violated student athletes’ rights by participating in the license, use and/or sale of their names, images and likenesses in EA’s NCAA-branded... Read More »

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Cipro Peripheral Neuropathy Under Investigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a drug safety communication about the possible risk of developing peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) when taking fluroroquinolone drugs such as the antibiotic Cipro. Many users who have taken Cipro for both short- and long-term... Read More »

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Xarelto Lawsuit Plaintiffs File Motion for MDL Status

As the number of Xarelto lawsuits continues to grow in the United States, a group of plaintiffs are moving to consolidate these lawsuits before one judge by establishing a Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL). That would allow the plaintiffs to organize all affected... Read More »

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Barney’s Beanery ‘Kobe Beef’ Class Action Settlement Gets Final OK

On Thursday, a California judge gave final approval to a class action settlement that will end claims alleging Barney’s Beanery falsely advertised that certain menu items contained “Kobe” beef. The class action settlement agreement requires Barney’s Beanery to stop using the term “Kobe beef” in its… Read More »

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Panel Rejects Mirena Intracranial Hypertension MDL

While a federal judicial panel did not rule on the scientific merits of Mirena IUD lawsuits alleging that it causes intracranial hypertension, the judges have rejected a request to centralize the proceedings. Last spring, a group of nine separate plaintiffs asked that... Read More »

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Ford Hit With Class Action Over Defective Explorers

Ford Motor Company was hit with a class action lawsuit alleging that several models of the Explorer have a defect which causes exhaust to enter the inside of the vehicle. Plaintiff Angela Dixon of Florida filed the Explorer class action lawsuit in… Read More »

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FDCPA Lawsuit Filed Against CheckRedi

A Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) lawsuit was filed by a New York resident against debt collection agency CheckRedi of Kentucky LLC. The FDCPA lawsuit alleges that the debt collection agency participated in unlawful debt collection practices by using misleading and... Read More »

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Morcellation Lawsuit Alleges Abdominal Tumors

A robotic hysterectomy patient is suing the manufacturer of the power morcellator used in her surgery, claiming the device spread cancer from a uterine sarcoma into her stomach region, causing her to develop seven tumors. Plaintiff Lisa Nielsen alleges in the morcellation lawsuit... Read More »

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Union Carbide Can’t Avoid Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit

  In mid-September, Union Carbide Corp. could not dodge an asbestos lung cancer lawsuit filed in federal court by a Maryland man who alleges his wife died of asbestos lung cancer, which she allegedly contracted from asbestos fibers stuck to his work... Read More »

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Stomach Staple Pregnancy Issue Compounded by Deaths

A 2004 stomach staple complications case involving a pregnant woman demonstrates how a botched gastric bypass surgery due to a defective stomach stapler can pose risks not only to the patient, but to a patient’s fetus. This stomach stapling pregnancy complications case... Read More »

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Benicar Lawsuit Filed by Woman With GI Disorder

A Benicar lawsuit was filed in a Montana court against Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals and Forest Laboratories LLC alleging the companies disregarded the public’s safety by not disclosing the full nature and extent of the risk and side effects associated with using Benicar.... Read More »

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